Whether it’s her troubled relationship with Chris Brown, her latest tattoo, or her never ending stream of artsy selfies on Instagram, there is no denying Rihanna’s global presence. With the launch of her fashion line with British clothing company, River Island, you can even dress like Rihanna. To complete your Rihanna-inspired style, you’ll soon to able to purchase her cosmetics line with MAC, set to drop throughout 2013.
Few things are less attractive and off-putting than seeing cakey, flakey makeup crumbling off a woman's face, or seeing the stark contrast between the color of a woman's neck and the heavy foundation on her face. Luckily, IMAN Cosmetics recently released a BB Creme for women with skin tones in a myriad of shades. This luxurious "Beauty Balm" (don't worry, we didn't know what "BB" meant either) acts like moisturizer, with ingredients like almond, aloe and Vitamins A, C and E, while evening out skin discoloration and protecting your skin with SPF 15. This is a must-have product for everyday use to continuously improve your complexion. It goes on smoothly and lightly, so your perfectly airbrushed look appears completely natural. No one needs to know your secret! BB Creme also acts as a great base. If you choose to put makeup over BB Creme, we recommend trying their Bronzer for when you want a flawlessly even, sunkissed shimmer.
Since she was ten years old, Yana Benhuri has been obsessed with fashion. From fashion model to designer, Yana knows fashion from the inside out. Yana is now the brains behind YBCouture, having studied fashion in Europe, she has a skill of bringing classic modern looks into a simple, yet glamourous design. Her designs have been worn at big name events such as The Golden Globe Awards, The Academy Awards, and The Tony Awards. Most recently, Yana showed her Spring/Summer 2013 Collection at Nolcha Fashion Week in New York City. We were able to chat with the talented designer on her upcoming projects, her design esthetique and what celebrities she wants to dress.
When it comes to your style, personalization is key. When it comes to your beauty, personalization is a necessity.
While most beauty products can usually be classified and categorized, forcing consumers to settle on the product that is the best fit out of series of unfits, one website allows us to choose the components that go into our makeup to create a perfect and unique match.
Giella Custom Blend Cosmetics aims to create custom palettes based on personal traits. When first creating an account on Giella’s website, you are asked to create a personal profile in which you specify your skin type, hair color, eye color, and skin color. Based on this information, Giella is able to tell you what colors look best on your face, cheeks, lips, and nails.
It would be an understatement to say we admire Karl Lagerfeld. The multi-talented creative has his hand in countless artistic outlets from the obvious—creative director at Chanel, to the obscure—director of a 2011 Magnum Ice Cream campaign starring Rachel Bilson. But our favorite things about the designer are the ways in which he achieves greatness; the practices that result in his intriguing je ne sais quoi, his outside the box thinking, and larger than life reality. In a recent Harper’s Bazaar feature titled “My List," (in which the magazine spends 24 hours with a featured designer) we learned just how precise a day in the life of The Kaiser can be. For example, he sleeps in pristine white linens—freshly laundered each day; he has two houses—one he reserves for complete privacy, the other merely meters away; and he routinely sketches in the morning—next to a window with views of the Louvre and the Seine. Peculiarities have become his routine and not only yield great success but continue to spark new ideas for creative collaborations. Following numerous partnerships from H&M to Macy’s and last year’s cosmetic line with Sephora (you’d have to be living under a rock to miss his affinity for joining creative forces to grow his brand) comes Lagerfeld’s latest endeavor with Shu Uemura.
As we stroll the isles of Sephora or the local drugstore for a set of face brushes, one can often wonder what they are used for and how to use them. More specifically, eye brushes are usually misunderstood and used incorrectly. Here is a brief how to and which brushes you need.
Brush #1: The Brow Brush: A stiff, short cut bristled brush cut an angle for the perfect styled eyebrow arch. It's also used for applying some slight "fill-in" color to your brows, giving you a defined look.
It was a sad, sad day when those pretty, witty pink packages were yanked off Target shelves a year ago, never to be restocked again. Why?
According to S&G, “Unfortunately, and despite its very best efforts… [Target] was simply unable to keep enough Soap & Glory stock on the shelves. Customers were continually frustrated, Target cupboards were bare, a backlash was building and so…“We really had no real choice but to break up with them."
No more Sexy MotherPucker™. No more Scrub of Your Life™. No more Glow Job™.
Fret not, fellow Yanks! Next month, all your favorite face, body and beauty products will be available at Sephora stores and are already able to be purchased online at Sephora.com.
"To be born woman is to know … that we must labour to be beautiful." - Yeats
It’s not an unknown fact that kids growing up in today’s society are beauty-obsessed. They are a larger part of Generation Diva, if you will. What does surprise me however is a study Newsweek has recently conducted concerning just how “beauty conscious” our American society is; especially our youth.
Girls in today’s society seem to be salon vets before they have the chance to enter elementary school. With numerous salons that pinpoint and cater to the sixteen and below age range, not only in NYC but in large cities around the country as well, we find Five year olds not indulging in spa days and pedicure parties. Not just for a little princess birthday fiesta but on a regular basis. These same Five year olds are getting mommies or nannies to book $50 hair cut appointments, with $150 highlights every three weeks becoming the standard by high school.
The forever popular MAC Cosmetics brand has collaborated with Sanrio, the home of Hello Kitty, to create a new cosmetics collection. The line will feature lipsticks, lip glosses, eye shadows, pigment, glitter and nail polish. Shades of pink, turquoise, lavender and green will occupy the palette. Online shopping will begin February 10th. The line will arrive in US stores February 12th and overseas in March 2009.
MAC Cosmetics has been a leading force in the cosmetics and fashion industry and the new Hello Kitty collection is yet another trend-setting venture. John Demsey president of Estee Lauder Cosmetics notes that MAC has been mining pop culture since the brand was founded. The new line is fun and bright, and who couldn’t use a little kitty to brighten up their day?!